Found this AMAZING thought when I was teaching through I Corinthians 7.
What a special passage. Paul there says that our time is short. The word actually means "compressed".
Paul then goes on to what could almost be a tirade:
If you are married, live as if you are not married.
If you are joyful, live as if you are not joyful.
If you are sorrowful, live as if you are not sorrowful.
The point is pretty clear. Whatever we are experiencing on this planet we are only going to experience for a very short time.
Do not let this present experience dominate your life - whether it is good or bad.
I put it this way to the saints at Grace Life:
God put us in a beautiful playground. By all means, enjoy the playground. But a playground is not a home. Every night a little kid, though he plays on the playground goes home.
Home is a place where there is peace, security, love, and acceptance. Home is where kids belong! That is what awaits us and that is what should govern all that we do during this "shortened time".
We are going home.
In the meantime, play hard!
In the meantime, work hard!
In the meantime, love hard!
In the meantime, recognize and rejoice that your sorrow is going to end soon.
But NEVER, NEVER get too attached to anything here... This is not home!
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